Researchers at the New York University recently discovered a relationship between sleep apnea and early onset Alzheimer’s. NBC News featured the new study yesterday. The study determined that subjects suffering from sleep apnea, on average, were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) nearly 10 years sooner than the subjects who did not suffer from breathing issues while sleeping. Also Alzheimer’s disease development also seemed to be accelerated. Those people who suffered from sleep apnea were diagnosed, on average, five years before the people who did not have breathing interruptions during sleep. Dr. Andrew Varga, co-author of the study an instructor...
A 2014 study from the University of Western Sydney found that swimming reduces your risk of falls by improving your strength and balance. Researchers surveyed 1,667 Australian men over the age of 70 and found that swimmers had "significantly lower risks of falling". Compared to the other men in the study, swimmers took 33 percent fewer falls. The researchers also observed that the swimmers had far less "postual sway", or they did not sway or waver as much as the other men in a standing position. The "postual sway" evaluation tests the subject's balance. Although, this study's results do not...
The New York Time’s Gretchen Reynolds recently compiled two new medical studies to help find The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life. No one is surprised to find that any amount of exercise is better than no exercise. Exercise like medicine is accepted to reduce your risks for premature death and diseases. A significant difference between medicine and exercise is that medicine comes with clear instructions. Current health and governmental organizations recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week for proper health and fitness. But the questions quickly rise, is the 150 minutes of moderate exercise the minimum?...
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